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I need to kick-start my plants [Jul. 17th, 2008|10:56 am]
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[savannahjan]
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I have two tomato plants that I planted in March. They had an extremely rough start experiencing everything from snow to extreme heat. They aren't flowering anymore. They are alive and green, but there are no flowers, which means, no tomatoes.

I bought two other tomato plants about a month or so ago, and they aren't do anything either.

I have....8 or 9 bell pepper plants. They aren't doing anything. Two of them had peppers on them when I bought them. Instead of growing and firming up, the little peppers have kinda become squishy.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've even attempted to give them some miracle grow, but nothing seems to be working.

My cucumber plant, on the other hand, is trying to take over the garden! I'm going to move it to a different square tonight or tomorrow so that it has more room.

I'm really getting discouraged because my garden isn't doing anything. Even the two flowers I planted seem to be struggling. I mean, it doesn't get much easier than flowers! Nothing I started from seeds survived (radishes, cauliflower, and lettuce, all dead).

So, do you any of you have any ideas that might help my plants get started?
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[User Picture]From: meyerlemon
2008-07-17 07:44 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the tomatoes are too hot! I read somewhere that in some climates, tomatoes will stop producing during hottest months, but will flower and fruit again in early fall, when it cools down a bit?

Likewise, I vaguely remember that lettuce won't germinate if the soil is above a certain temperature.

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[User Picture]From: savannahjan
2008-07-17 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh yea, I'm not worried about the lettuce at all because I know it is too hot. Though, my mom is doing this in New Mexico where it has hit 100 degrees F and her lettuce is HUGE! But, I don't care about the lettuce. I want the peppers and tomatoes. We use them the most and they are often the most expensive.

I think the tomatoes were too hot because I first had my garden up against the house where the afternoon heat beat down on it for a long time and probably scalded the plants. Now the garden is in the backyard where it gets the morning sun.
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